rsshardware IDC RSS alerts Asia/Pacific (Excluding Japan) Quarterly PCD Market Qualitative Analysis, 1Q20 <P>This IDC Presentation gives an overview of the Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan) personal computing device (PCD) market qualitative analysis for 1Q20, including a historical evaluation and forecast by region and country. This includes a summary of key events that impacted the market, an overview of trends in the consumer and commercial segments, and a review of the vendors' performance.</P> Market Presentation Fri, 07 Aug 2020 04:00:00 GMT Maciek Gornicki, Peggy Cheung, Jennifer Kwan India’s Smartphone Market Expected to Recover in the Second Half of 2020 After a Steep Decline in the 2Q2020: IDC India NEW DELHI, August 7th, 2020 - According to the International Data Corporation’s (IDC) Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, India's smartphone market registered a sharp year-over-year (YoY) decline of (-50.6%) in the second quarter to 18.2 million units, as the country remained under lockdown through the first half of the quarter. Vendors faced major supply chain disruptions at the beginning of the quarter, and the shortage continued into the rest of the quarter as factories operated at partial capacity even after the lockdown was lifted. Components and parts remained at the ports waiting to be cleared, especially for China-based vendors. By June, sales increased mainly due to the pent-up demand from the lockdown period. However, purchases were mainly driven by availability rather than by choice. Tracker Press Release Fri, 07 Aug 2020 04:00:00 GMT Market Analysis Perspective: Worldwide and North America Document Imaging Scanners, 2020 <P>This IDC Market Analysis Perspective provides hardcopy vendors and ISVs and their partners with a comprehensive overview of the document imaging scanner market, offering the critical information required to support strategic planning and strategic marketing initiatives. This IDC Market Analysis Perspective provides a summary of the primary trends driving the markets from the perspective of the provider and buyer as well as a market forecast and essential guidance for providers. This information will enable document imaging scanner providers to better understand the competitive forces and buyer requirements shaping the scanner market.</P> Market Analysis Perspective Fri, 07 Aug 2020 04:00:00 GMT Allison Correia Western European HCP Market, 2Q20:Low-end Devices Were the Winners in the Lockdown Quarter, says IDC LONDON, August 7, 2020 — According to research by International Data Corporation (IDC), the Western European printer and multifunction (MFP) market declined by 10.4% in unit terms in 1Q20 compared with the same period a year ago to give a market size of 3.70 million units, but market values contracted by 33.3%. Tracker Press Release Fri, 07 Aug 2020 04:00:00 GMT What Role will Print Play in the Future of Work? <P>This IDC Survey Spotlight contains an extract of the results of an end-user study conducted in 2Q20 by IDC's European Imaging, Printing, and Document Solutions (IPDS) Research Group, aimed at gaining insight into market dynamics related to print and document management. It is part of a series of reports. </P><P>The increased necessity to communicate from remote and disparate locations has led many enterprises to believe that the pandemic will further drive digital transformation, possibly resulting in a death knell for the printed page. However, although many companies are planning for deeper digitization, there is still a belief that the requirement to print will remain regardless of work location.</P> IDC Survey Spotlight Fri, 07 Aug 2020 04:00:00 GMT Sharon McNee Worldwide Enterprise Storage Systems Installed Base Forecast, 2020-2024 <P>This IDC study provides a five-year forecast for the worldwide enterprise storage systems installed base.</P><P>"Enterprise storage systems have evolved to keep up with increasing demand from enterprises and service providers to store more data," said Natalya Yezhkova, research VP, Infrastructure Systems, Platforms, and Technologies at IDC. "IDC has continued to observe and track the progress of the storage market for well over three decades now. What started as a modest effort from a couple of vendors has grown into one of the largest and most dynamic segments of the worldwide infrastructure market today."</P> Market Forecast Fri, 07 Aug 2020 04:00:00 GMT Natalya Yezhkova, Ashish Nadkarni, Kuba Stolarski AWS for Social Good: IT Vendor Corporate Responsibility Profile <P>This IDC Vendor Profile examines initiatives and programs led by Amazon Web Services (AWS) to support organizations that are interested in furthering the achievement of social good and social justice. Examples of social good and social justice initiatives include efforts to address homelessness, drug abuse, literacy, migration and immigration, human trafficking, child abuse, and democracy. </P> Vendor Profile Thu, 06 Aug 2020 04:00:00 GMT Arnal Dayaratna Challenges and Opportunities in the Egyptian PC Monitor Market amid the COVID-19 Crisis <P>This IDC Market Perspective details the challenges and obstacles facing players in the Egyptian PC monitor market. It touches on the banking sector announcements and the new customs and regulations that have been introduced since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. The perspective also looks at the effect of the weakening exchange rate on the market.</P><P>"The COVID-19 pandemic had a dual impact on the PC monitor market in Egypt during the first half of 2020. Despite the lack of government deals over the period, vendors were able to cushion the steep decline in sales by exploiting elearning initiatives and meeting the demands of home office workers. Vendors also tapped into new product lines such as gaming monitors to boost their sales." — Senior Research Analyst Nourhan Abdullah, IDC Egypt</P> Market Perspective Thu, 06 Aug 2020 04:00:00 GMT Nourhan Abdullah Chromebooks and MacBook See Uptick in U.S. Commercial Demand <P>This IDC Survey Spotlight highlights an uptick in demand for both Chromebooks and MacBook among U.S. commercial businesses during the second quarter of 2020. According to IDC's <I>U.S. 2020 Commercial Survey,</I> conducted in July 2020, 51% and 44% of U.S. businesses, respectively, increased their deployment of Chromebooks and MacBooks. Reasons for the uptick in demand for Chromebooks varied by business size.</P> IDC Survey Spotlight Thu, 06 Aug 2020 04:00:00 GMT Lauren Guenveur IDC's 2020 Print User Survey Analyzes Work Environment Differences by Region, Respondent Age, and Company Size <P>This IDC Survey highlights the results of a web-based print user survey.</P><P>IDC conducted a web-based survey with print users around the world to understand the use, perceptions, and attitudes of print by various criteria. The goal of the survey was to identify differences by region, respondent age, and company size. Select questions from the survey that addressed work environment issues are reviewed and analyzed in this IDC research deliverable. The topics covered include: </P><UL><LI>Mix of work done by location</LI><LI>Office space — Own versus shared</LI><LI>Challenges of working at home</LI><LI>Computing applications used for work</LI><LI>Preferred method of storing computer-generated content</LI><LI>Collaboration preferences and challenges</LI><LI>Perceptions of company's paper/digital work mix</LI><LI>Perceptions of company's security status for work information</LI></UL> IDC Survey Thu, 06 Aug 2020 04:00:00 GMT Keith Kmetz